November 11, 2012

Dear Child.


Dear Child, 

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1) 
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2) 
 I am familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139:3) 
 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31) 
 For you were made in my image (Genesis 1:27) 
 In me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:28) 
 For you are my offspring (Acts 17:28) 
 I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) 
 I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12) 
 You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book (Psalm 139:15-16) 
 I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26) 
 You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) 
 I knit you together in your mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13) 
 And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71:6) 
 I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. (John 8:41-44) 
 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. (1 John 4:16) 
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. (1 John 3:1) 
Simply because you are my child and I am your father. (1 John 3:1) 
 I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11) 
 For I am the perfect father. (Matthew 5:48) 
 Every good gift that you received comes from my hand. (James 1:17) 
 For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. (Matthew 6:31-33) 
 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. (Jeremiah 29:1) 
 Because I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3) 
 My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. (Psalms 139:17-18) 
And I rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) 
I will never stop doing good to you. (Jeremiah 32:40) 
 For you are my treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5) 
 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. (Jeremiah 32:41) 
 And I want to show you great and marvelous things. (Jeremiah 33:3) 
 If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me (Deuteronomy 4:29) 
 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) 
 For it is I who gave you those desires. (Philippians 2:13) 
 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine (Ephesians3:20) 
 For I am your greatest encourager. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) 
 I am also the father who comforts you in all your troubles. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) 
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. (Psalm 34:18) 
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. (Isaiah 40:11) 
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. (Revelation 21:3-4) 
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. (Revelation 21:3-4) 
I am your father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. (John 17:23) 
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. (John 17:23) 
He is the exact representation of my being. (Hebrews 1:3) 
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. (Romans 8:31) 
And to tell you I am not counting your sins. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) 
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) 
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. (1 John 4:10)  
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. (Romans 8:31-32) 
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive Me. (1 John 2:33) 
and nothing will ever separate you from My Love again. (Romans 8:38-39) 
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. (Luke 15:7) 
I have always been Father, and I always will be Father. (Ephesians 3:14-15) 
Love, Your Heavenly Father 

 reprinting from 1.18.09

6 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

This is a blessing to read. A wonderful blessing.

Melissa Brown said...

Perfect and beautiful. <3

Tracy P. said...

Love this so much Susan. Psalm 139 has been on my heart lately. Thank you.

stacey said...

Adore this. Thank you. I want to print it out and put it on my fridge as a daily reminder.

Anita Johnson said...

Perfect.

Taylor Vaughn said...

love this!!!